Mindfulness Classes

Who can benefit from the Mindfulness workshop?

All mindfulness workshops are open to the public, and the teaching is non-sectarian (not connected or affililiated to any religious or political belief).

 

Mindfulness-based skills have become increasingly popular for wellbeing, health, clarity of thought, and work-life balance.  People from all walks of life attend our workshops as this self-management skills are used in a broad variety of settings such as community, workplace, business, management, healthcare, sports, educational, and psychology.  Reasons for attending are as diverse as enhancing quality-of-life, improving interpersonal relationship, addressing stress and anxiety, mindful leadership, finding peace, and parenting wisely.    The practice of mindfulness help us find clarity of mind, by allowing us to step away from habitual, reactive behaviours and respond skilfully rather than on auto-pilot.

Mindfulness is not something one can learn from just reading it.   Mindfulness skills is cultivated by practice.

​Workshop Facilitator

The workshop is facilitated by Dr. Jessie Koh, Clinical Psychologist and founder of Connected Sense.

Option 1: Mindfulness Taster Session (2 hours)

Mindfulness is very much talked about these days that people are wondering what is mindfulness all about?

 

This Taster Session is suitable for those who want to investigate and experience what mindfulness is before deciding if it is something to explore further.  It is designed to be accessible to all people and no prior experience in meditational practice is required. Taster Session can be extended to a half-day workshop leading participants to introduction of key techniques. Therefore, allowing for more insightful integration of the basic learnings and the application of mindfulness.

 

Program Outline

  • What is Mindfulness?

  • Benefits of mindfulness on your psychological and emotional wellbeing.

  • Practical exercises to experience the fundamental principles and application of mindfulness.

  • Q&A session.

Option 2: Mindfulness Weekly Session (6 weeks)

This consecutive weekly classes, minimum 2 hours weekly, give you the opportunity to integrate learning over time.

The individual or small group size of up to 20 participants, depending on location of training, provides each participant the opportunity to discuss experiences and progress throughout the program.

The workshop covers the principles and core techniques such as mindful breathing, sitting, attention, eating, and guided instruction in meditational practices.  It comprises an integrated sequence of exercises based on the general concepts of modern group-based mindfulness practices.

​​In the experiential workshop, you gain knowledge about cultivating mindfulness to help you to:

  • Remain present rather than churning over the past or worrying about the future.

  • Respond to stressful events skillfully rather than react on auto-pilot mode.

  • Lower levels of unhelpful thoughts and feelings of worry, anxiety, and self-doubt.

  • Engage in more accepting behaviours without the assumptions and criticsm that misrepresent much of our experiences, and therefore become less judgemental.

  • Engage greater capacity for self-awareness.

  • Achieve more balance and confidence.

  • Understand how your own mind works.

  • Generate more calm and peacefulness in daily life.

 

Program Outline

The full program fee include:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness exercises and practices.

  • Alteration between theory and practice sessions so that you do not sit long in any practice.

  • Assigned practices to enhance awareness in everyday life.

  • Individual reflection and group dialogues.

  • Light and gentle stretching exercises.

  • Instruction for home practice.

 

What else do I need to know?

It is recommended that you wear loose and comfortable clothing for some mindful movements.  You may wish to bring along a yoga mat/cushion/blanket if you have one for lying down, but it is no essential.  Chairs are provided at the workshop.

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